Sketchbook: Wilburs SKETCHSAUCE

View testimonialsView Artwork
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 45
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Wilburs SKETCHSAUCE

    Hey everyone. I'm 19 and going to school in Portland, Oregon. I've been lurking on this website for quite some time. It's inspired me to get better.

    I'm here for criticism, so have at it.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Wilbur; April 13th, 2009 at 03:44 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A note: All except the very last were drawn from my head (obviously). I tend to find reference work less enjoyable which is something I'm going to need to get over I suppose.

    I also just noticed a trend: my legs suck.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Wilbur; January 14th, 2009 at 02:04 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    It would have been a waste had you become a doctor, I think...

    Your legs do not suck, but you only include them on a few drawings, anyway, so it's hard to say anything about them definitively.

    You should illustrate a book of Greek myths, or something. Looking at these made me think of them - not of any illustrations I've ever seen, but of the way I used to feel about them when I read them.

    Have you ever tried doing versions of something like that? You said you hate using any reference, but nothing is ever truly, absolutely original, and I think it'd be amazing if you did, say, the Chimera or minotaur or something.

    Make a portfolio/slides and SEND IT to book publishers or to publishing agencies (especially the latter), for crying out loud...you could make money. Money is good.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Here's some more pencil work.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Wilbur; July 30th, 2008 at 12:38 AM.
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Let's get saturated!

    Some of the previous drawings colored using Photoshop.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Pretty amazing shading.
    Its kinda dark, and creepy, and I love it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    More colored stuff, all with photoshop, naturally.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Pretty amazing!!!!!!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really like that tree face thing.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bologna, Italy
    Posts
    4,538
    Thanks
    532
    Thanked 695 Times in 474 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey man, you're definately good for your age and i'm sjure you know it hehe

    your pencil work looks nice i like the shark one...only suggestion i have is to get concentrated on the figure and complete image sketch before going on to rendering stage.Make your characters FIT in the page.Draw ALL the body and then, if necessary, crop it to your needs.Cause i used to do that a lot, and now i realize that practicing the full construction everytime does help (esp with the bloody feet)...apart from that, keep pushing man!

    ciao!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ty Oulton, jamLEE: Thanks!

    TheGnoll: Yeah, I really need to start paying attention to composition and whatnot. Thanks for the tips.

    Crap:

    I am just getting into robots. I've really never tried to draw mechanical stuff before, so I'm trying to expand. Both were done during class when I should have been taking notes. I think you're actually better at drawing looser if you're forced to go more quickly (no time to dwell on details = stronger overall look - details better added later). The designs are boring, but whatever.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Wilbur; January 22nd, 2009 at 01:49 PM.
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Drew a picture last night. I don't really like what he looks like, but I think I'm gonna work on vine hangers. The whole reorientation of the body upside down seems like it could be something fun to experiment with.

    Also I NEED to just start rendering digitally, but I am scared of drawing with a mouse. Do you all draw with mice? Anybody wanna give me the lowdown on completely digitally rendered stuff.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I'm taking a drawing class this year, which has already been very good for me - gets me drawing from life, and my teacher is making me think about basics again. Here's a dead birdie done in charcoal. It was supposed to be a contour drawing.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Drew a bit yesterday.

    Basketball players make very good references - dynamic anatomy and drapery in motion (though I haven't actually drawn much of that yet).

    Anyways, here:

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Colored previously posted demon.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    934
    Thanks
    250
    Thanked 204 Times in 166 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ey man

    u got an amazing imagination, i looove your creature desings and there expressions, keep up the good work

    u could however do with some more basic knowledge, studie some anatomy and colourstudies,


    keep up the good work bro

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks Brun.

    Small update. I did some lizard refs for fun. Half way through drawing the turtle scout I lost all interest. I keep drawing the same way over and over again, not showing improvement.

    That's why I'm going to start working in pens, which I think will help me stop overworking things and give me a better feel for line.

    Anyways:

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Continuing to work with pens. Pens are tricky.

    2 reference pages and some doodles:

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Wilbur; September 29th, 2008 at 12:57 AM.
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Doodles and more doodles.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Got my Intuos3 6x8 tablet today. The thing is freaking amazing, now all I need to do is learn how to use it. Here's a pen drawing with notes on it that would have saved my ass for a midterm today had I bothered to look at them, and my first tablet photoshop rendering.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Asheville, NC
    Posts
    1,356
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked 282 Times in 257 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You've got a great style going. Your shading is generally very good but sometimes its a little heavy. I think what you need is more anatomy studies - humans and animals - because those two kinds of studies would greatly benefit the stuff you're drawing. Very cool stuff.

    Post away dude!

    Blog
    Sketchbook


    "Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Today's doodle from class.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Messing around with tablet. Very sketchy reference and creature stuff.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Wilbur; October 19th, 2008 at 10:26 PM. Reason: Obnoxious image sizes
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #24
    RhichardEchols is offline -Is somewhere in my world, ignoring the world around me.
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really like the turtle, I think it's kinda cute

    I would like to see more figure studies. It seems to me that you spend more time drawing from memory (which I tend to do a lot, i confess!) rather from life.

    Keep up the good drawing though!

    ~Rhichard

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #25
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Tried to figure out how to actually "paint" with tablet/photoshop. Here is the garbage generated during that process (in the order created).

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Landscape!

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Wilbur; January 22nd, 2009 at 01:25 PM.
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #27
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I spent probably 6 or 7 hours working on this POS. My process was slow and terrible - sketch, shade, color poorly, adjust colors, manipulate brightness contrast and color balances many times... I want to just paint, and get it right the first time...

    There are obvious problems with the legs, boots, bucket, and barn but I just can't waste any more time on this one.

    Tips greatly needed, appreciated. Especially really basic stuff. I have done very little traditional painting and obviously very little digital painting.

    What sort of brushes, brush properties, do you recommend?

    Gah.

    edit: just noticed hat tilt. grrrrrrrrrrrrr

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The simple colors over the pencils work great- though they seem to be a bit too bright sometimes (I really love how dark your images look, combine with the hyper-detail on the folds of skin, etc)

    Still good work!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #29
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Photoshop is better at art than me!

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Wilbur; January 14th, 2009 at 02:25 AM.
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Dump.

    The non digital stuff I've done in the past month. (wow, saying that indicates to me that I need to be drawing lots more)

    Had some trouble with scanner, altered contrast when I got particularly frustrated.

    Attached Images Attached Images
    HELP ME!
    MY SKETCHBOOK
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook